We are back as we promised before, and yes it’s time to explore Java fabrics. Here we go!

LURIK

Source: CNN Indonesia

Derived from the Javanese language “lorek” means rows or lines, Lurik, known as a handmade woven fabric with various colorful lines. Lurik made from cotton, wood, silk, and also synthetic fibers. Established in the era of Mataram Kingdom, Lurik has intimacy and authentic value notably in Yogyakarta and Central Java. As for the pattern Lurik inspired by flora and fauna.

TENUN GARUT

Source: Bukalapak

Known as the manufacturer of silk, Garut has expanded its production into weaving textile. Now, woven Garut dye has developed although woven Garut is still infamous rather than the other fabrics. The typical motifs of woven Garut are commonly geometric shapes and flowers.

BATIK PEKALONGAN

Source: Jogja World Batik City

Influenced by various nations such as China, Holland, Arab, India, Malay, and Japan in the past, Batik Pekalongan has made own preference of motifs and becomes famous up until now. There are classic (semen motif), authentic (Jlamprang or nitik), and Soga (inspired by flora) motifs that consider as the most famous amongst all.

TENUN IKAT TROSO

Source: Tuneeca

This traditional fabric from Troso Village is a woven fabric that the strands of the weft thread or the warp thread previously tied and immersed in a natural dye. For the technique, Ikan Troso Woven used non-machine looms.

See, Java is not just about Batik and Batik since Java has tons of fabrics to discover.

Hang in there ’cause we have more islands to reveal!